Shadyside, PA (August 16, 2018) On Wednesday morning, around 7:30 a.m., a bicycle collision occurred at the intersection of Baum Boulevard and Cypress Street. Officials state that a vehicle hit a bicyclist and caused minor injuries. The bicyclist obtained cuts and bruises on the hand and hip. The EMS transported the bicyclist to a local hospital for treatment. More investigation will determine why the accident occurred.
Unfortunately, most drivers are not looking out for bicyclists on the road, which is a huge reason why so many bicycle accidents occur. Because riders don’t wear body armor to protect their limbs, they’re highly susceptible to injuries. The most common injuries include head injuries, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, and internal injuries. Some injuries could require medical treatment for months, some for a lifetime. Other injuries could be fatal. In this case, the rider is very fortunate to have only received minor injuries. However, it’s important to note that some injury symptoms don’t show up immediately. The rider could file a personal injury lawsuit with the help of a personal injury lawyer.
Bicycle accidents usually occur because of negligent driving. Drivers either aren’t paying attention, or by the time they see the cyclist they’re unable to stop their vehicle quick enough. More investigation will determine why the driver hit the bicyclist.
At Edelstein, Martin & Nelson, we understand how detrimental bicycle accidents can be for our clients and their loved ones. We prioritize our clients’ cases until they receive compensation for their injuries. If you, or someone you love, suffered injuries in a bicycle accident, call (215) 731-9900.